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Benevolence, Violence, and Militancy: Competing Narratives of Race and Aggression

Stephen A. Berrey

in Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620930
eISBN:
9781469623115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620930.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts the varying reports between white-owned and black-owned newspapers about a shooting spree allegedly committed by a black man. The white-owned newspaper, Clarksdale Press ... More


Hustlers in the House of Literature: Julian Mayfield, Chester Himes, and the Black Literary Ghetto

in Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines African American literature in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. It analyzes the overlooked works of Julian Mayfield and Chester Himes and provides new insights into the ... More


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